Deputy Ward Manager Band 6. 37.5 hours per week, permanent, shift working
An exciting opportunity has become available to work as a Deputy Ward Manager, band 6 on a permanent basis. We are looking for an experienced, motivated individual to work as a Deputy Ward Manager on the lively EAU ,Ward 6 & SDEC at West Cumberland Hospital.
To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care, providing the prescribed nursing care without supervision. Contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice within the department and ward area. Provide nursing care in accordance with local policies, procedures and guidelines and comply with NMC code of professional conduct.Main duties of the job
Deputy Ward Manager working on EAU, SDEC & Ward 6. Managing the smooth running of the unit, proving leadership, supervision and task delegation to all staff. Ensuring effective flow and co-ordination to ensure patient safety and smooth running of the unit. . To co-ordinate patient admissions and transfers to other wards/hospitals. Being able to undertake management tasks under the guidance of the ward manager, and being involved ward level governance.
To ensure the deputy ward manager acts up in the absence of the ward manager. Ensuring appraisals, supervision, attendance management, roster management, governance and much more are completed and monitored.
Managing the ward to ensure general running of the ward, participating in audits. Maintaining safe staffing levels. Escalating concerns to matron and managers where appropriate.
Liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate high quality patient care.About us
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered nurse (adult) with active registration.
- AIMS or equivalent.
- Teaching qualification or equivalent
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Previous deputy ward manager experience
- Continuing professional development, with portfolio.
- NMC code of professional conduct.
- Budgetary awareness.
- Able to act as a clinical supervisor, mentor and preceptor as required.
- Be able to deputise in the ward managers absence.
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- Relevant field of nursing.
- Local PCPI agenda.
- Current/previous experience team management experience.
- Absence management training
- Ability to work as a team member, without close supervision.
- Developed communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to act as a mentor to other members of the team.
- Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
- Professional leadership within area of practice.
- Extended skills
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- Audit and research in practice
- IOSH safety management
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
EAU, Ward 6 & SDEC, West Cumberland Hospital
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